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John Clarence Ernst, age 80, died August 2, 1996, at Jordan Valley Hospital of causes incident to age.

He was born March 9, 1916, in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, to Clarence Andrew and Sarah Louisa Talcott Ernst. Married Klea Verona Turner on December 31, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah.As a heavy duty field mechanic, his work took him to many places throughout the United States where he made many friends. He and Klea made their home in Lehi where they raised their family. He was known for helping those in need and he was a true gentleman with genuine old-time, respectful manners.

Survived by his wife, Klea, of West Jordan; son and daughters, Donald Jack (Linda) Ernst, KayeLynn Ernst (Danny) Kirkham, both of Lehi; Deanne Ernst Allen, West Jordan; grandchildren, Jackie Ernst Osborn, Suzette Ernst Fry, Jan Ernst Smith, Connie Foutz, Shayne J. Young, Kimberly Shurtz, Dixie Marvin, Jodi Allen Dschaak, John Allen, James Allen, Shane Kirkham, Chad Kirkham, Bart Kirkham; 22 great-grandchildren; brother and sister, Franklin F. Ernst, Panaca, Nevada; May Ernst Mello, Lovelock, Nevada.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Richard Ernst; a sister, Alice Ernst Childers; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services Tuesday, August 6, 1996, at 11 a.m. in the Wing Mortuary chapel, 118 E. Main, Lehi, where friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also Tuesday, one hour prior to services. Burial, Lehi City Cemetery.

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